i am planning to setup a shell/web/mail hosting service and, of
course, i will run OpenBSD as my OS of choice.
I am live in Brazil and would like to host my server outside Brazil.
My initial ideia is to buy the server (on the country i would like to
host my server(s)) and send it to the company that will handle my
Is that possible? Would you mind suggesting company(ies) i could contract ?
Thanks a lot for your time and cooperation.
On Mon, 6 Dec 2010 14:52:52 -0200
colocating your own hardware is usually not the way to go anymore.
renting a "dedicated server" somewhere is in most cases the better
choice. much less hassle with defective hardware and lots cheaper.
in that area what to check for is
- serial console, nice but not absolutly nessasary
- some kind of rescue-boot enviroment, mostly linux based, to install
openbsd (yaifo) and dd the disks in case of norecoverable failures
- 2 disks, will minimize your downtime (softraid) (if they replace the
disk you tell them to and not the wrong one...)
- oh supported hardware is nice to have, you can ask them for a dmesg
in advance, wouldn't be so good to commit to a 12 month plan
otherwise, but there are monthly billing contracts available.